As long as we can dream, we can do it.
#township s in Cape Town. I actually wish I hadn't done this tour. Apartheid shunned thousands out of their homes and created townships such as this. There are doctors in nice houses living amongst the shanty homes made of containers, not wanting to leave these townships even though they can afford to. That is what you call loyalty and commitment. Like the slums of india and other countries, this place also has a class hierarchy but everyone lives side by side without batting an eye lid. .#Madiba fought against all this and invoked human rights and a better way of life. Slowly things are progressing. #capetown#langa#slums#shantytowns#poverty#madiba#nelsonmandela#southafrica#travel#adventure#africa
Walked into the not so distant history of South Africa. I learnt that apartheid was not just about segregating the black and white but also tearing apart the black community. These hostels you see are where men , who were husbands and fathers, had to stay without their wives and kids. Their families lived in those tiny single shack style quarters. Black people had to carry a pass at all times and wives were given a maximum of 9 day pass to visit their husbands. If they overstayed they were put in a cage! This all happened not in the distant past but some 20+ years ago. Walking through these various townships makes me feel hopeless. I see new and different ( religion, ethnicity etc ) reasons to oppress one another highlighted in social media and news. Oppression like apartheid might be over but new forms of it appear daily and we are becoming numb to it. #township